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Southern Food Roundup

Last July I went to Blog Life University, an intimate boutique style conference. Oh by the way, if you click over there, my group of BBFs (Blogging Best Friends) and I made the front page. Yay us!

Taking that leap of faith to leave my family, hop on a plane all by myself and travel alone was a very big deal. I had never done anything like that before and I was nervous, to say the least. I didn’t know a soul. I was sure I was going to spend the next 3 days alone and missing home.

After going to the wrong hotel, 2 Uber rides and an entire container of anti-perspirant, I arrived at the right hotel in Marietta, Georgia. I went to my room, called home, cleaned up and decided to head to the bar. The coordinators of the conference had set up a Facebook group before the conference so the group could get to know each other a little, so I decided to send out a message to anyone to come meet me at the bar.

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Before long I had met an amazing group of women who became great friends, mentors and cheerleaders. We all text and talk often. Our group has become a true sisterhood. I absolutely love these women.

When I heard it was National Southern Food Day, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to showcase my friends’ amazing blogs, their talents, humor and some of their fantastic Southern recipes.

So for those of you who love Southern food, made with a whole lotta love and maybe even a little bit of lard, here you go!

Enjoy y’all!

Hominy au gratin

Hominy Au Gratin

If you’re looking for some great traditional and some non-traditional Southern favorites, look no further than Call Me PMc. My friend Paula has got you covered!

Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders

Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders

Paula’s got a few Kentucky Hot Brown recipes on her site. If you’re looking for a great Super Bowl sammy, this is your guy!

Pimiento Bacon Cheeseburger

Pimiento Bacon Cheeseburger

My good friend Gwynne at Swirls of Flavor came up with this beauty after hanging around with all our new Southern friends at the conference. Gwynne and I were razzed for our lack of knowledge of “all things pimiento cheese”. I still have yet to try it. I told the girls I would try in when we were all together again. Hopefully soon. But this looks delish!

mini peach bundtcakes

Mini Peach Bundtcakes

One thing I learned while in Georgia, was that Southerners love college football. Heather, my sweet friend from Totally Tailgates shares great recipes for tailgating and getting your student through college life. Since these are mini, maybe they won’t add too much to the “Freshmen 15”.

southern sweet tea

Perfect Southern Sweet Tea

Kirsten at Sweet Tea and Saving Grace serves up a whole lot of southern hospitality, do it yourself projects, decorating and of course Southern Sweet Tea and much, much more!

Buttermilk Lemon Chess Pie

Buttermilk Lemon Chess Pie

Marsha at MJStyle is all about entertaining and decorating plus, all done Southern style! I don’t know about you, but I want this pie in my belly right now!

smoked gouda grits

Smoked Gouda Grits

What would a Southern food roundup be without some grits, right y’all? Positively Southern is all about Southern charm. Tamyra taught me all about how serious the South is about Auburn, marching bands and southern hospitality. Just don’t say “Roll Tide” to her or she’ll show you her serious side!

Cornbread dressing

Cornbread Dressing

Whether you call it dressing or stuffing (up here in New England, it’s stuffing whether it’s stuffed in the bird or not) Heather at Totally Tailgates has declared Tamyra’s Aunt Vera’s recipe for Cornbread Dressing is THE BEST!

Peach Pecan Cobble

Peach Pecan Cobbler

Call Me PMc has done it again! How good does this look?

bourbon buttermilk tassies

Bourbon Buttermilk Tassies

Bourbon? Need I say more? Thanks Heather! These would definitely be at my tailgating party!

Red Wine Pomegranate Slow Cooker Short Ribs with Cheese Grits

Red Wine Pomegranate Slow Cooker Short Ribs with Cheese Grits

To this Yankee, these scream Southern cuisine! These are a must try!

Enjoy y’all!

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  1. Lisa, you have made us southern gals mighty proud. Look at all this southern comfort goodness! These recipes are are the best because they come from such a wonderful group of women. Thank you so very much for inviting me to share my recipe with these fabulous cooks! You’re the best!

    • I’m so glad and so blessed to have met such an amazing group of women!